Thursday, September 07, 2006

This and that...again

As I mentioned on my book blog, I received my 5 R.I.P. Challenge books from Amazon yesterday and started reading last night. Quite a lurid cover for my first read. Gothic novels are such a perfect fall addition, although this novel has a slightly different cast...a sort of marriage of Goth and science fiction; published in 1908.

While wishing for days with highs in the low 70's, I'm actually pleased with days in the low 90's and a little less humidity. In the fall, rainy days are a pleasure, an excuse for staying in and cuddling up with a good book, but no rain here...just something to wish for.

I've been giving thought to how to adapt some of the Self-University possibilities and am making a tentative list of my own personal goals. I always have quilting techniques to attempt and tai chi to work on, but I'm reviewing the 52 items for some other ways to expand my knowledge, imagination, and abilities.

Shelina is also going to making adaptations and working her way through her own self-education goals. I think Rian could work with the new SUV and RV for trips that are both fun and full of learning. Any of the rest of you have possibilities in mind to pursue or adapt?

Framed posted this list of Alternate Meanings. I love them.


  1. Does learning how to blog count as "continuing education"? LOL If so, then I'm smack dab in the middle of learning new things! :)

  2. Yeah, I'm there! I'm somewhat of a history buff and want to cover the Lewis & Clark Trail. And the Mormon Trail. There is so much of this country to see and write about.

    Meanwhile I'm learning about ipods. I have discovered podcasts and itunes and it is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Enjoy the book; let us know how it goes.

  3. Angie -- Of course! Blogging is highly educational. There are still so many "technical" things I know nothing about, but I've learned a good deal in the past year.

    Rian -- Travel is the best way to learn about history!

    I have avoided ipods and never even understand what most people are talking about. Duh! Our daughter gave Fee one for Father's Day; she was going to upload a bunch of stuff for him. Haven't heard anything since... :)


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